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Women in Lighting

WOMEN IN LIGHTING is an inspirational digital platform that profiles women working in the field of lighting design. It aims to promote their passion and achievements, narrate their career path and goals, celebrate their work and therefore help elevate their profile in the lighting community.

The Lighting Design Profession vs. Women in Lighting

There is a need to increase the profile of successful women working in lighting to help encourage, support and inspire the next generation. There is no doubt that women currently have a lower professional profile despite making up approximately 50% of the lighting design profession.

Passionate female lighting designers were interviewed.

The project is supported by individual female lighting designers in 50+ different countries. Those ambassadors are a point of contact in each location for anyone seeking to find out more about the project. The project also includes those working in related lighting fields such as education, journalism and manufacturing.


The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of
#BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.

This is completely in line with one of the outcomes we want to achieve with this project. As well as creating an inspiring digital platform for women working in lighting, we also want to create a better balance in the industry. If there are approximately 50% women working in lighting, we want to see this recognised in all conferences, juries, panels and committees everywhere.

The platform is not about gender inequality but about inclusivity and how this is beneficial to the lighting profession as a whole.